Houston Elder Law Lawyer
At the Law Office of Maria S. Lowry, we provide legal support and guidance for the elderly and their loved ones, handling a wide range of issues that affect all of us as we age. These issues may involve creating or modifying an estate plan, preserving assets and avoiding high estate taxes, and planning for long-term health care and incapacity. Our goal in practicing elder law is to help you meaningfully address all the legal concerns you may have about growing older and to ensure your dignity, intentions, and legacy are honored and maintained.
Elder Law Practice Areas
With people living longer and given the complexity of handling financial and health care matters, elder law has become a genuinely necessary focus area for attorneys. For seniors and their families, working with an elder law lawyer can avoid simple, yet often very costly, mistakes and provide you significant peace of mind, knowing your rights, interests, and loved ones are protected. A Houston elder law lawyer from our firm can assist in the following matters:
- Estate planning
- Estate administration and probate
- Retirement planning
- Creating a durable power of attorney
- Health care planning and planning for incapacity
- Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security
- Financial planning and minimizing estate taxes
- Guardianship and conservatorship
Planning for More than Just the Passing of Assets with an Elder Law Lawyer
Estate planning is part of elder law, but all the issues covered by elder law aren’t necessarily an aspect of estate planning. Your estate is what you leave to your family members and loved ones when you pass, but should you become mentally or physically incapable of taking care of your finances or your health before then, there are legal vehicles to handle these circumstances as efficiently and economically as possible. For example, powers of attorney and advance directives for health care can help ensure your wishes are honored through and after any infirmity. Also, as you enter retirement age, government benefits may be available to you, but determining if and how you qualify can be difficult. Elder law lawyers are knowledgeable in all areas that seniors may have opportunities or challenges.
Speak with an Experienced Houston Elder Law Lawyer
If you have elder law-related concerns, like estate planning, retirement planning, government benefits, and long-term health care, please contact the Law Office of Maria S. Lowry to schedule a consultation with an experienced Houston elder law lawyer. We can help you protect your rights, interests, and assets, provide for you loved ones, and, ultimately, age with dignity.